(Closed) EWCM/Ovulation confusion…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not at all an expert on this… but from what I understand, you don’t get a positive OPK until after you’ve already ovulated. Sperm can live in the EWCM for up to a few days, so it actually works really well if you go ahead and BD right before you ovulate, then they’re there and ready! But of course, if you do it too early it won’t work!

I think the best way to do it is just BD over and over again so your chances are greater…

Post # 5
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My doctor told me to BD when I see EWCM.  So yeah, you should.

As for OPK, it’s tests the hormone in your urine.  (I can’t think of the name of the hormone.) When this hormone is high, it tells you that you are expected to ovulate in the next day or so.

I have been using the strips. There may be other OPK that test differently. For the strips, if I get EWCM or a postive OPK, that’s when I BD.

Post # 6
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@bluebonnet: the tests tell you that you will ovulate in the next 24-48 hours.

Post # 8
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would start BDing as soon as you see EWCM. sperm can live in this environment for up to 5  days, so you’d be covering your bases. 

Post # 10
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It was hard for me to track EWCM so we basically BD every other day starting at day 8 and then the day of and after my positive OPK.  It eventually worked : )

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